Centrum voor Voortplantingsgeneeskunde
A.A. de Melker, PhD is a clinical embryologist and head of the Fertility Laboratory, which is affiliated with Amsterdam UMC’s Centre for Reproductive Medicine. She studied biology at Utrecht University and received her doctorate in 1997 from the Cell Biology department of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. She did postdoctoral research at the Université Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris and at the Immunology department of the Netherlands Cancer Institute. She commenced training to become a clinical embryologist at Amsterdam UMC in 2004. She is the person on the PGD team who is responsible for the lab tests associated with IVF procedures, as well as for biopsies.